Auditions in Smithfield
Auditions for Neil Simon’s “Last of the Red Hot Lovers” are scheduled for 7 p.m. April 13-14 at The Hut on Front Street in downtown Smithfield. The show has roles for one man and three women. Show dates are May 29-31 and June 5-6.
Music in Selma
Here are upcoming performances of the American Music Jubilee, the variety show at The Rudy theater, 300 N. Raiford St., Selma: 1:40 p.m. April 16 and April 25. Separately, the Nutones and Friends will perform classic hits at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 18. For ticket information, call 877-843-7839 or go to www.amjubilee.com.
L.M. Clark of New Bern will sign copies of her book, “The Never-Ending War: The Unseen Scars of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder,” at 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 20, at 100 Peach Court, Smithfield.
Sporting art at JCC
Works by sporting artist Gordon Allen will be on display April 20-May 7 in the Frank Creech Art Gallery at Johnston Community College, 245 College Road, Smithfield. The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday. A reception for the artist is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. May 7.
Pottery camp at SRAC
This summer, the Smithfield Parks and Recreation Department will offer a pottery camp for young people ages 8-15. The camp will meet from 9 a.m. to noon July 6-10 at the Smithfield Recreation and Aquatics Center, 600 Booker Dairy Road. The camp will repeat Aug. 3-7. The cost is $85 for Smithfield residents and $100 for nonresidents. A 25-pound bag of clay is $20.
Writer in Selma
Author and retired biologist Dr. Gene Hester will speak at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 16, at the Selma Public Library, 301 N. Pollock Street, Selma. Hester will talk about his book, “My Friend Hootie,” based on his friendship with an owl he began studying in the wild eight years ago. For more information, call the library at 919-965-8613.
Draw like an artist
Want to learn to draw like an artist? Clayton Visual Arts Inc. will offer “Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain,” a drawing course. Starting April 21, the class will meet from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Discovery Church, 195 N.C. 42 East Clayton. The cost is $150, which includes all supplies. To register by April 16, email artist Carolyn Howard at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sundown in Benson
Here’s the remaining schedule of Sundown Concerts in the Singing Grove on Main Street in downtown Benson:
May 14 – Too Much Sylvia.
June 11 – Band of Oz.
July 9 – The Attractions.
Aug. 13 – Jim Quick and the Coastline Band.
Sept. 24 – Russ Varnell and His Too Country Band.
The free concerts are at 5:30 p.m. In case of rain, they move to the American Legion Building, 605 N. Wall St.
‘Bye Bye Birdie’
The Benson Little Theater will present “Bye Bye Birdie” April 17-19 in in the W.J. Barefoot Auditorium, 303 E. Church St., Benson. For tickets, call the Benson Area Chamber of Commerce at 919-894-3825.
Art, photography camps in Clayton
The Clayton Parks and Recreation Department has scheduled the following summer camps. For more information, call 919-553-1550.
Youth art – 9 a.m.-noon June 22-26 or Aug. 3-7 for ages 9-12. Young people will create works of art based on everyday designs and images. The fee is $70 for Clayton residents and $85 for nonresidents.
Teen art – 9 a.m.-noon July 20-24 for ages 13-17. The fee is $70 for Clayton residents and $85 for nonresidents.
Photography – 1-5 p.m. July 27-31 for ages 11-16. A professional photographer will teach the camp; young people should bring their own digital camera. The fee is $70 for Clayton residents and $85 for nonresidents.
‘Seussical’ in Clayton
The Clayton High School Players will present “Seussical” at 7 p.m. April 23-25 and at 2 p.m. April 25 in the school auditorium, 600 S. Fayetteville St., Clayton. The evening shows are $10 for adults and $6 for students and children. The matinee is $5. Tickets will be available at the door.
Pottery in Smithfield
The Smithfield Parks and Recreation Department has scheduled two pottery classes at the Smithfield Recreation and Aquatics Center, 600 Booker Dairy Road.
Starting April 23, “Beginning Handbuilding” will meet from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays through June 4. This class is for students who want to make pottery without using the wheel. The fee is $100 for Smithfield residents and $125 for nonresidents. A 25-pound bag of clay is $20. It’s available at the SRAC.
Starting April 21, “Wheel Throwing” will meet from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays through May 26, also at the SRAC. The fee is $100 for Smithfield residents and $125 for nonresidents. A 25-pound bag of clay is $20.
Concert series announces lineup
Here’s the schedule for the 2015 concert series at Flowers Crossroads, the Harris Teeter-anchored shopping center on N.C. 42 East at Buffalo Road near Clayton:
April 12: The Embers.
May 10: The Tams.
Sept. 13: Jim Quick and Coastline.
Oct. 11: Band of Oz.
Admission is free.
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